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A field experiment was conducted at Agricultural Research Farm, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh during kharif season, 2015 to evaluate the effect of different NPK levels and bio-fertilizers on growth, yield attributes, yield and economics of basmati rice cv. HUBR 10-9. Factorial experiment was laid out in randomized complete block design involving two factors i.e. four NPK levels (control, 50% RDF, 75% RDF and 100% RDF) and three bio-fertilizer levels (BGA, PSB and BGA + PSB), replicated thrice. Increasing NPK levels up to 100% RDF improved growth parameters, yield attributes, grain yield, straw yield and net return over the rest of fertility levels. Combined application of BGA + PSB proved significantly superior over alone application of BGA or PSB for the traits studied. However, BGA and PSB were observed at par with each other regarding growth characters, yield attributes and yield. Integration of 100% RDF along with BGA + PSB performed best in achieving higher growth, productivity and profitability under eastern U.P. conditions.